Suzaku observations of AGN and synergy with GLAST

Jun Kataoka*, Tad Takahashi, Greg Madejski

*Corresponding author for this work

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In next five years, dramatic progress is anticipated for the AGN studies, as we have two important missions to observe celestial sources in the high energy regime: GLAST and Suzaku. Suzaku is the 5th Japanese X-ray astronomy satellite which was successfully launched in July 2005. It carries four X-ray sensitive imaging CCD cameras (0.2-12 keV) located in the focal planes of X-ray telescope, and a non-imaging, collimated hard X-ray detector, which extends the bandpass of the observatory to include the 10-600 keV range. Simultaneous monitoring observations by the two instruments (GLAST and Suzaku) will be particularly valuable for variable radio-loud AGN, allowing the cross-correlations of time series as well as detailed modeling of the spectral evolution between the X-ray and gamma-ray energy bands. In this paper, we show early highlights from Suzaku observations of radio-loud AGNs, and discuss what we can do with GLAST in forthcoming years.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFirst GLAST Symposium
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event1st Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope Symposium, GLAST - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: 2007 Feb 52007 Feb 8

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference1st Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope Symposium, GLAST
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityStanford, CA


  • (Galaxies:) quasars:
  • Galaxies: Active
  • Galaxies: Jets
  • X-rays: Galaxies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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